Design snapshot: Square in a curve

Click on this photo to see it in the KHS photo note cards/prints gallery.This old, square, casement window, tucked into a curved wall, has much to recommend it. The 16-lite window configuration reinforces its squareness amidst the curve. While the eave trim and shingle cladding follow the curve, the square window finds a comfortable angle within the curve. The simple batten shutters stand straight, but humor the curve with a tubby whale cut-out. The soft geometry of the wall and the rigorous right angles of the window make for a happy pairing of contrasts, each accentuating the other. Whatever floats your boat – or old-time weathervane.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast